Through the FY19 Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative: National Scope Training and Technical Assistance solicitation, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) seeks to mitigate the impact of vicarious trauma; improve public safety; support local communities; strengthen responses to crime victims; and support victim service providers. Many first responders and victim service providers are affected by vicarious trauma, defined as the exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people, because of their repeated exposure to crime victimization.
The purpose of this solicitation is to build upon existing evidence-based resources and expertise (at the national, regional, tribal, state, and local levels), weave these resources together with in-depth and tailored technical assistance, based on the unique needs and resources in a particular community, and provide free and accessible support and technical assistance that results in a robust established and sustained response to vicarious trauma in at least 10 to 15 community implementation sites (including American Indian/Alaska Native communities).
OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on April 19, 1–2 p.m. e.t., to review requirements and conduct a question and answer session. Register now.